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Trump may not know what's behind warming, but scientists do

President Trump may question whether global warming is caused by humans, but scientists detail the many ways they know it comes from our own pollution

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Researchers Find Bright Sides to Some Invasive Species

Off the shores of Newfoundland, Canada, an ecosystem is unraveling at the hands (or pincers) of an invasive crab. Some 1,500 kilometers (930 miles) to the south, the same invasive crab — the European green crab — is helping New England marshes rebuild. Both cases are featured in a new study that shows how the impacts of these alien invaders ...

NASA tracking melting ice in Antarctica

NASA scientists have been flying over Antarctica to track melting ice. At the current rate, Antarctica alone could cause sea levels to rise as much ...

Scientists probe how dogs process words

New analysis suggests dogs develop a basic neural image and definition of learned words.

Scientists trace the movement of tropics over the last 800 years

According to a new survey, the first-of-its-kind, the northern boundary of the tropics has fluctuated over the course of the last 800 years.

5 science mistakes in movies and TV you should unlearn - CNET

Actual scientists tell us how their fields really work.

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'Show me the scientists': Trump reiterates his climate change doubts – video

The US president has reaffirmed his doubts about climate change, claiming scientists are politically motivated. In an interview with the CBS programme 60 Minutes, Trump said he no longer believed climate change was a hoax but he thought ...

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'It'll change back': Trump says climate change not a hoax, but denies lasting impact

Climate scientists have political agendas, US president says in interview with 60 MinutesDonald Trump has reiterated his doubts about climate change, suggesting that the climate could “change back again,” and that climate scientists are politically motivated.The US president has long questioned man-made global warming. In an interview with CBS ...

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Political ads study finds the right favors Google, the left Facebook and Twitter

An analysis found Donald Trump had the largest number of ads while Senate candidate Beto O’Rourke was the largest spenderLeft-leaning organizations are dominating political ads on Facebook and Twitter while rightwing advertisers are outspending liberal groups on Google, according to new research.Computer scientists at the New York University (NYU) ...

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Self-repairing material plucks carbon from the air

Scientists might have a particularly clever way to help the environment: they've developed a material that can not only heal itself, ...

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How irritating that smug couples have stumbled on the secret of a perfect relationship | Arwa Mahdawi

‘We-talk’ – constantly referring to yourself and your partner in the plural – is annoying. But it is also a sign that your relationship is solid. ...

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Changed Climate Blamed for Barracudas Settling in Colder Waters

Climate change is usually thought to bring hotter weather, but scientists say it can also make some places colder. Temperature changes mean some plants and animals struggle to survive, while others seek new territory. That may be the case for one ...

Scientist: EPA changes are an effort to 'gut rules' that protect public

Acting EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler has appointed five new members of an independent committee that provides advice to the EPA on national air quality standards, replacing the current members, while reducing the amount of support it gets from other scientists, according to an agency statement and emails obtained by CNN.

When scientists want their data fudged and why you should care

Statisticians play a vital role in ensuring that research findings are genuine and some have been repeatedly asked to alter data records or falsify the significance of results, a new study finds.

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How Wine Corks Help Fight Global Warming

Scientists say climate change is becoming more pressing with news of melting permafrost and rising sea levels. Scientists have been urging people around the globe to reduce emissions of climate warming carbon, but the Salk Institute in San Diego is ...

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Life-Sized Plastic Whale to Raise Ocean Pollution Awareness

Artists are putting the finishing touches on an 82-foot-long (24-meter-long) blue whale made from discarded plastic that will be on display near San ...

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Global Health: Tiny Nanoparticles to Treat a Huge Problem: Snakebites

Snakes kill or cripple 500,000 people a year, but antivenins are costly and rare in poor countries. Now scientists are testing injectable ...

Scientists in China breed healthy mice from two females

Researchers in China say they've bred healthy mice with two mothers using a new type of gene editing technology, a significant feat that may help researchers better understand mammalian reproduction but carries significant ethical and safety questions.

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Take a Number: Cats v. Rats? In New York, the Rats Win

At a recycling plant in Brooklyn, fat, stealthy rats were more than a match for feral cats, scientists found.

Stellar death reveals compact neutron star binary

For the first time, scientists observed the birth of a compact neutron star binary system.

Japan delays spacecraft landing on very rocky asteroid

Japan's space agency is delaying a spacecraft touchdown on an asteroid because scientists need more time to find a safe landing site on the extremely ...

Fossil identified as tiniest marine lizard specimen

Scientists have identified the smallest Tylosaurus mosasaur specimen in the fossil record.

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Readers Tell Scientists Who Say Dogs Aren’t Geniuses: ‘My Dog Is Exceptional’

Dog lovers challenged a study that found canines to be smart but not “exceptional” by citing their own pets.

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Lab-grown eyes explain how a baby's vision develops in the womb

Researchers at John Hopkins have grown artificial eye parts to better understand how we develop color vision. Though they don't look ...

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Scientists See a Treatment for Vision Loss in Lab-Grown Retinas

Johns Hopkins researchers grew human retina cells in a dish

Scientists say they've created world's first engineered blue rose - CNET

Take time to stop and smell the blue roses.

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China has created mice with two moms in ‘gene editing’ world-first

Chinese scientists have produced healthy mice from two mothers, using stem cells and gene editing to create offspring without the involvement of male mice.

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